Brackets from a fallen tree in the neglected gardens of Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll.
(This is my first edit with Adobe Lightroom)
This post was shared on Tumblr and has since gained over 30,000 notes. That makes it my most popular photo ever published, and it was an afterthought that I posted it in the first place.
Someone on Tumblr has identified the fungus as Honey Fungus (Amillaria spp.). Apparently they are edible, but I’m not going to try.
This is another photo from my second fungal foray, but one which I’d not included in the previous gallery. Going over the photos again, I decided I really liked the way these fungal bodies spiraled and climbed around the mossy trunk of the tree.
Click on the images for more fotos of phungi:
The weather around here has been foul for days, so it was a delight to be able to get out of the office for a walk at lunchtime today. And, like a good boy, I took the camera with me. This is all that’s fit to share.
Found in Inverliever Forest at the weekend. Identification is welcome.
Update: After lots of comments on Facebook asking why I didn’t photograph the underside of the cap, and the floor being very wet and mossy not being an excuse and so on, friends have suggested that this is Slippery Jack (Suillus luteus). S. luteus is a bolete found in the litter underneath pines, and this is where this specimen was found. So, thanks to the Ford Fungologistas for putting me right.